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Meaning of CRIMINATE

Pronunciation:  'krimu`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  rebuke formally
  2. [v]  bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "He charged the man with spousal abuse"

CRIMINATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: accuse, censure, impeach, incriminate, reprimand
 See Also: animadvert, arraign, charge, criticise, criticize, file, lodge, pick apart, recriminate, reproach, upbraid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Crim"i*nate\ (kr?m"?-n?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Criminated} (-n?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Criminating}
(-n?"t?ng).] [L. criminatus, p. p. of criminare, criminari,
to criminate, fr. crimen. See {Crime}.]
1. To accuse of, or charge with, a crime.

         To criminate, with the heavy and ungrounded charge
         of disloyalty and disaffection, an uncorrupt,
         independent, and reforming parliament. --Burke.

2. To involve in a crime or in its consequences; to render
   liable to a criminal charge.

         Impelled by the strongest pressure of hope and fear
         to criminate him.                     --Macaulay.